Playing with font extrusion.. trying to make interesting shapes:
I did this by combining 4 things:
- “SUNJEEV” extruded (default font)
- “GULATI” extruded (default font)
- a box, squished, to make the base plate (the “J” is taller than the rest)
- A sphere, removed from the result, to make the “dip” in the top
This was all done in blender, then cleaned up in Netfabb, and then printed.
The drawback is there’s a LOT of support structure to remove. I might try printing it on end with the fonts facing “up” at a 45 degree angle, but then I run into stability problems.
This shows the bottom. The previous print had been dark blue (a TARDIS Chess set, if you must know, printed by Joel), and when I changed to the light blue (throw away) filament, I just let it do the color change while printing. I like the effect! It hardly ever lasts more than a layer, so I might keep doing that, its fun.
Its not really a Coaster. Thanks to the dip, cups don’t sit well in it. Need to inset it with a square next time. Or a cylinder, and make it bigger.
I wish I could do multicolor prints.